EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON
| 1869 Born, Dec. 22, in village of Head Tide, Maine. Family moved soon to town of
Gardiner to which the poet later referred as
| 1891-93 At Harvard, until the death of his
father obliged him to earn a living.|
| 1896 The Torrent and the Night Before, his first
collection of poems, privately printed.|
| 1897 The Children of the Night. Includes some of
the poems in the first volume, with many
new ones. Robinson lived in New York and.
made his living in various ways, serving at
one time as an inspector in the subway
which was then being constructed.|
| 1902 Captain Craig. (Revised edition, 1915.) President Theodore Roosevelt became interested in Robinson and gave him a clerkship in the New York Custom House, a
position which he held from 1905 to 1910.
After that he gave his entire time to poetry,
living part of the time at the MacDowell
Colony in New Hampshire, a colony of
writers and artists.|
| 1910 The Town Down the River.|
| 1914Van Zorn. A play.|
| 1915 The Porcupine. A play.|
| 1916 The Man Against the Sky.|
| 1917 Merlin.|
| 1920 The Three Taverns. Lancelot.|
| 1921 Avon's Harvest.|
| 1922 Awarded Pulitzer Prize, on the basis of his Collected Poems published the year before.
New editions of the collected poems appeared in 1924, 1927 , and 1929.|
| 1923 Roman Bartholow.|
| 1924 The Man Who Died Twice. (Awarded the
Pulitzer Prize the following year.)|
| 1925 Dionysius in Doubt.|
| 1927 Tristram. (Awarded the Pulitzer Prize the
| 1928 Sonnets, 1889-1927. Fortunatus.|
| 1929 Cavender's House. Modred, a Fragment.|
| The Prodigal Son.|
| 1930 The Glory of the Nightingales.|
| 1931 Matthias at the Door.|
| 1932 Nicodemus.|
| 1933 Talifer.|
| 1934 Amaranth.|
| 1935 King Jasper. Died, April 6.|
| Beebe, L. M., and
Bulkley, R. J., Jr. A Bibliography of the Writings of Edwin Arlington
Robinson. Cambridge, Mass.: 1931. (Contains a
list of first editions and reprints, but no list of
writings about Robinson.)|
| Edwin Arlington Robinson. A Collection of His
Works from the. Library of Bacon Callamore. Hartford: 1936. (A bibliography, with indication of where the poems first appeared. Includes
valuable explanatory matter partly from the
letters of Robinson to the collector.)|
III. BIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM
| Collected Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson.
New edition. New York: 1930.|
| Poems. Selected, with a preface, by Bliss Perry. New York: 1931.|
| The Glory of the Nightingales. New York: 1930.|
| Matthias at the Door. New York: 1931.|
| Nicodemus. New York: 1932.|
| Talifer. New York: 1933.|
| Amaranth. New York: 1934.|
| King Jasper. New York: 1935.|
| App, A. J. "Edwin Arlington Robinson's Arthurian Poems", Thought, X, 468-479 ( Dec., 1935).|
| Beebe, L. M. Aspects of the Poetry of E. A. Robinson. Cambridge, Mass.: 1928.|
|— Edwin Arlington Robinson and the Arthurian
Legend. Cambridge, Mass.: 1927e.|
| Boynton, P. H. Some Contemporary Americans. Chicago: 1924, pp. 16-32. (A brief but judicious
critique, emphasizing Robinson's timeless universality and essential serenity. "Mr. Robinson
is never cynical toward the things that are more
| Brenner, R. Ten Modern Poets. New York: 1930,
pp. 85-115. (Biographical.)|
| Brown, David. "Some Rejected Poems of Edwin
Arlington Robinson", American Literature, VII, 395-414 ( Jan., 1936). (A valuable scholarly
article, casting considerable light upon his early
| Cestre, C. "Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and
Edwin Arlington Robinson", Johns Hopkins
Alumni Magazine, XIV, 363-388 ( March, 1926).|
|— An Introduction to Edwin Arlington Robinson. New York: 1930. (This is probably
the best comprehensive book on the poet, by
a distinguished French scholar and critic. The
chapters are " A Modern Classic"; " Poetry of
Emotion and Reflection"; " Treatment of
Arthurian Legend"; " Interpretative and Dramatic Poetry"; " Humor"; and " Psychology."
M. Cestre combines in an unusual degree both
philosophical penetration and richness of æsthetic appreciation.)|
|— "Avec Edwin Arlington Robinson dans
L'Inferno de L'Art". Revue Anglo-Américaine, XII, 323-327 ( April, 1935).|
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Book title: Major American Poets.
Contributors: Harry Hayden Clark - Author.
Publisher: American Book Company.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1936.
Page number: 938.
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